We had the good fortune of connecting with Lindsay Hatley and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lindsay, how has your perspective on work-life balance evolved over time?
As a single mother of three boys, work life balance is an absolute necessity. When I decided to start my own business, Hush MedSpa, I made a promise to myself that I would remain as involved, present, and available for my children as I always have been. I also knew that starting my own business so that I could be my own boss was essential for the stability of my children as a was starting the process of divorce. My presence and affection would be very important for this emotional transition for my boys. My previous career was in the hospital as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, working only 7 (24 hour) shifts a month. This was a perfect work life balance for a mother with small, young children. I was home 24 days of the month and able to drop off and pick up the boys from school, take them to and from practice, and never missed any of their games. I was present for all the school parties, events, awards, surprise lunch dates, play dates, you name it I was there. As I started the divorce process, I knew that working overnight shifts was not going to be an option. So I made the very scary, and challenging decision to change careers for the betterment of our future. Starting my career as an Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner was a very difficult, challenging, satisfying, and exciting journey. I first sought after several of the best injectors to train with. I spent countless hours, and money, perfecting my injection skills and consultation planning. I even flew all the way to Norway to train with Julie Horne for her amazing lip technique! Even more challenging was learning how to train myself to have work life balance as a business owner. I was very diligent about setting a schedule. I am very detailed with this schedule to include my boys activities, working out, meal planning, family fun time, downtime, and business hours. If it is not on my schedule, it is simply not happening that particular week. I can not count how many times friends and colleagues have commented “I don’t know how you do it all”? And the answer is simple, I was not willing to take time away from my boys in order to become a successful business owner. Even more simply put, it HAD to work in favor of my boys. They are my priority, they are my purpose, they are my joy. I am extremely thankful that my business has allowed me the flexibility to create the life I always dreamed of.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
HUSH is an elegant, innovative space where providing clients with the best practices in medial aesthetics is prioritized. At HUSH MedSpa, we specialize in anti-aging and facial rejuvenation by providing the most advanced aesthetic treatments and procedures. Our Nurse Practitioner injectors specialize in Dypsort/Botox, Filler, Sculptra, PDO Threads, Kybella, PRP/PRF, and Hormone Therapy Replacement. Our advanced estheticians specialize in assisting our clients to achieve healthy, beautiful skin by providing medical grade products and evidence-based procedures. We value anti-aging from a wellness perspective providing our clients with natural-looking results. Building a strong client/provider relationship is the foundation of our MedSpa which begins with a very important “get to know you visit”. During this visit your provider will educate you fully on the aging process, skin health, and your overall wellness. During this visit you will be provided with a customized anti-aging plan. At HUSH, we believe you look your best when you feel your best. We specialize in helping you to be the best version of yourself with natural-looking results. Our medical cosmetic treatments and procedures are performed by our skilled and experienced Nurse Practitioners and Estheticians. HUSH Medspa was founded by Lindsay Hatley, NP-BC. Lindsay entered into the world of Aesthetics as a solo injector. She comes highly trained by some of the best injectors in the world. She has a passion for learning and professional development. Lindsay has attended numerous trainings, seminars, and conferences in order to improve her skills as an injector providing advanced techniques with safety as a priority. She enjoys training and sharing her knowledge with others in the aesthetic industry. Lindsay received her Bachelor’s in Nursing at the University of Iowa and her Master’s Degree at Arizona State University. Previous to launching Hush MedSpa, Lindsay has over 15 years of experience as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. Lindsay is currently completing her second Master’s Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
Frisco is a fun, family oriented city. I enjoy going out to eat at one of the many restaurants at The Star. I will often take my boys and let them play football on the turf field after dinner. I also enjoy traveling down to Dallas and taking a trolley ride through the city, throwing the football at Klyde Warren Park, and grabbing a bite to eat at Mi Cocina in Uptown. Most of my free time is spent with my boys fishing, riding bikes, playing at the park, and eating our favorite crab legs from Shell Shack in Plano.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Shelby Miller with RUMA Aesthetics in Utah has been a tremendous help in my success. She is a very gifted injector, with a brilliant business mind. She has trained me numerous times on injection techniques. I am even more thankful for her mentorship. Shelby has guided me in learning to become a successful business owner. You are a combination of the 5 people you spend most of your time around, and she is definitely someone I look up to!
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